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Issue #226 :: Friday, October 6, 2000

Top Headlines

Bears Seek Relief Against Sun Devils
Around the country, it's about donning costumes and telling ghost stories. In Germany and much of Europe, it's about party hats and consuming alcoholic beverages.

A Spark in the Dark
Björk is no stranger to the ethereal and bizarre. Whether she's

Groups Rally to End Mideast Clashes
The latest escalation in conflicts between Israelis and Palestinians cast a shadow on UC Berkeley yesterday as Palestinian and Jewish student groups gathered on Upper Sproul Plaza.

Love and War
Excuse me a second, I have to finish my blue comment card for the Tang Center. OK, now that I'm done with that oh-so important task, let's get down to business.

News

Groups Rally to End Mideast Clashes
The latest escalation in conflicts between Israelis and Palestinians cast a shadow on UC Berkeley yesterday as Palestinian and Jewish student groups gathered on Upper Sproul Plaza.

Berkeley School Officals Lauded for Point Gains
The Berkeley Unified School District reaped the benefits of new state legislation linking monetary rewards to academic performance, with 12 of the 14 schools winning awards for test scores released Wednesday.

Flaws in Act Jeopardize Accountability
Many candidates for Berkeley City Council dutifully turned in their records of campaign contributions for the public yesterday - but the reported numbers did not tell the whole story.

Bill Linking Senate, Students Vetoed
Despite complaints that the ASUC lacks communication with the students it represents, the ASUC Senate overwhelmingly rejected a bill this week that would have required senators to visit student groups.

Ohlone Indians Celebrate Heritage
Before protests on Sproul Plaza, before football games at Memorial Stadium, a people who never dreamed of UC Berkeley students inhabited the lowlands, the highlands, and the surrounding areas of Berkeley.

Acclaimed Anthropologist Shares Experiences, Research at Lecture
Zellerbach Auditorium resonated with the distinctive sounds of a chimpanzee call Wednesday night as world-renowned anthropologist Jane Goodall greeted an audience of 2,000 people.

D.C. College Access Act Falls Short at UC
The UC system has postponed participating in a program that allows students from Washington, D.C. to attend other states' public universities at in-state tuition costs, claiming the system places undue restrictions on participating universities.

News in Brief: 'Greatest Human Being Alive' Graces ASUC With Presence
The ASUC Senate approved a bill this week declaring Squelch! Senator Richard Schulman the greatest human being alive.


Sports

Bears Seek Relief Against Sun Devils
Around the country, it's about donning costumes and telling ghost stories. In Germany and much of Europe, it's about party hats and consuming alcoholic beverages.

Spikers Face WSU, Huskies
One might think that the Cal volleyball team - coming off a series of tough matches against top-ranked teams - would take it easy for this weekend's matches against two teams from the bottom of the conference.

Strictly Business
If the University of California is looking for a new representative of the student body to put on the brochures it sends out to high school students, Nnamdi Asomugha would make the perfect poster-child.

Polo Hosts UC Irvine in Critical League Match
Coming off their biggest win thus far, the No. 2 Cal men's water polo team will test itself against No. 5 UC Irvine tomorrow at Speiker Aquatic Center.

Sports Briefs: Cal Grads Sign With XFL Franchise
After having their NFL dreams snubbed this summer, three former Cal football players will get another shot at professional football with the newly created XFL.


Arts & Entertainment

A Spark in the Dark
Björk is no stranger to the ethereal and bizarre. Whether she's

Mind the Gap
"I had a phone call from a woman in January," recalled author Robert

LIVE NUDE GIRLS Flops!
Normally, I avoid independent films like the plague. While it is true

re: Calendar
Ethnic Notions-2000: Black Images in the White Mind, through

White Space